Glenglassaught 46 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
This exceptionally complex Single Malt Scotch distilled in 1975 is one of the oldest and rarest expressions from the hidden Highland gem that is Glenglassaugh which lay silent for over two decades before its reawakening in 2008.
This rare whisky matured for 46 years in a single bourbon cask hand-selected by Master Blender Rachel Barrie. Each bottle has been individually hand-numbered to reflect its rarity and sealed with wax. Inspired by the distillery’s coastal location on the white sandy beach of Sandend Bay on the Highland coast of Scotland, Glenglassaugh 46 is a whisky shaped by land and sea, presenting seductive notes of tropical and summer fruit on an ocean breeze.
Nose: The aroma reveals a complex symphony of aged oak, interwoven with nuances of dried apricots, figs, and honeyed almonds. Hints of old leather, tobacco leaf, and a touch of tropical fruitiness—think ripe pineapple and mango—add layers of depth and intrigue.
Palate: Each sip is an exploration. There's the richness of dark chocolate and molasses, the brightness of citrus peel and juicy berries, and the grounded notes of forest floor, heather, and soft spices. The age is evident in the velvety mouthfeel and the profound, layered flavors, hinting at roasted chestnuts, sun-dried raisins, and a splash of old sherry.
Finish: Exceptionally long, smooth, and warm. The finish retains the spirit's elegance, leaving behind notes of toasted oak, subtle smoke, and a whisper of sea salt, reminiscent of the distillery's coastal heritage.
Glenglassaugh 46 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a liquid narrative of the passage of time, the dedication of generations of craftsmen, and the enduring spirit of the Scottish Highlands. A once-in-a-lifetime dram.